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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Aug 12, 2009 2:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

First off welcome gmarks. You wouldn't happen to live in miami would you? I have a friend down there around your age and with the same name. Regardless, there was a recent compilation of Bob tunes seeding at lossless legs and the person who put it together made the comment that it was harder than doing a Jerry one because Bob was much more consistent where Jerry had good nights and bad nights, so you are not alone in your thinking. I do think he played a little too high on the neck after the break and it did effect Keith's playing. Listen, or try to find Keith in '78. He didn't have a lot of space to move around. I also can't say that I loved his slide playing either. However I do really like his contributions to China>Rider and i suspect playing rhythm with Jerry was a bit of a challenge and not one that others would have accepted. Bob's okay with me. I am sure he is thrilled to know this too.

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Poster: gmarks Date: Aug 12, 2009 2:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

nope, up in Madison, Wisconsin. Saw numerous years at Alpine Valley and then also foray into California where the Greek Theatre stood out. But i digress i agree that playing w/ Jer would've been the ultimate challenge. But i think he always recognized his contribution would be considered secondary and thus the color, the off-beats, the distortion , were all perfect accompaniments to the main course. Witness the fantastic work of the JGB sans Bob and i think the answer lies therein. But that doesn't account for Black Throated Wind, does it?

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Poster: spacedface Date: Aug 12, 2009 2:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Weir's amazing sense of the moment led to stunning choice like transitions to the essential Me & My Uncle in a Dark Star and to unusual choices like Another Saturday Night late in the 2nd set.

Some may remember Bobby for the short-shorts, Madonna shirts, head snaps, bended on one knee serenades, or faux climbing of scaffolding, but I'll remember his selfless contributions to the group mind. What a wonderful mirror of me-n!

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 12, 2009 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

when listening very closely, singling out bob's guitar within my ears, i oftentimes find him the most fascinating musician in the whole group - certainly not saying he is the best, but very very fascinating. like spiral commented - quite a unique rhythm accompaniment in many tunes and jams

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Poster: billydlions Date: Aug 12, 2009 2:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

I was just listening to Bobby's guitar playing from 9-28-72. Check out He's Gone for a great example of what Bobby could do. He really had his own unique style which I'll take over the many copy cat guitarists out there. As far as Keith is concerned, I'm not so sure his decline was due to Bobby as opposed to his increased drug use at the time. But I really prefer Bobby's playing from 71-74 over the 80's where Brent was much more featured in the mix, however he was probably a better singer with more songs which helped pick up for Jerry whose voice was often shot after 82.

Welcome to the forum gmarks

This post was modified by billydlions on 2009-08-12 21:50:43

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 12, 2009 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

you certainly have a point about Brent "competing" in the mix (though I certainly love Brent's contributions to the sound). but yeah, Bobby is easier to seperate pre-Brent - been listening to some '76 the last few days where, i am sure due to the "sound" they were aiming at, bobby was quite easy to focus upon almost to the exclusion of everything else (which unfortunately almost made me sideswipe a tollbooth since i got a bit "lost in the mix", so to say)

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Poster: cush212 Date: Aug 12, 2009 2:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

What have we here??? A kinder, gentler long lost younger twin brother??????

On thread, Bobby is a very unique rhythm player.

Kiddy time coming up here soon, will be back in an hour or two...

This post was modified by cush212 on 2009-08-12 21:56:28

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 12, 2009 3:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

"What have we here??? A kinder, gentler long lost younger twin brother??????"


(un)fortunately, yes ;)

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Poster: cush212 Date: Aug 12, 2009 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Dammit man, Is nothing sacred? Though I do recall seeing a glimpse of our "Dear Old Wolfie" when I had a moment to lurk the other day. Hope all is well...

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 12, 2009 7:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

all is great my twin brother!! hope things are going great for you as well :)

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Aug 12, 2009 4:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

Especially his work on T-Jed


;-)

heheheheheheh

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Aug 12, 2009 7:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: does Bobby get enough love?

(sigh)

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